Christmas Day Baby , Newborn Shoot

Christmas Day Baby , Newborn Shoot

What a gorgeous little baby Joshua James is.  No surprise when you see Mummy & Daddy! The first time I met the very lovely Stephanie was for a glamorous ‘She’ shoot and a wonderful model she made.  Her images adorn my office walls as an example to the ‘She’ shoot. Then Stephanie & Stuart got married, abroad.  Sadly there was no room for me in their suitcase so on their return they had a wedding party and this gave them a chance to don their wedding gear again and have a little post wedding photoshoot. It was a lovely evening, perfect weather, great venue, the Manor House and good to see many family faces of clients & friends alike. All of my ‘Brides’ are given a Newborn Baby Session as a wedding present from me.  A chance to see their family grow and check in on them! Joshua James was born on Christmas Day 2014 so already a very special little boy. Stuart & Stephanie clearly besotted with their gorgeous bundle have taken to parenthood easily and they both looked happy, relaxed and settled and baby as content as could be as a result. There are lots of photographers offering baby shoots now, so everyone has a choice for something that suits them. I have changed my style of late and prefer to keep the images as natural as possible, preferably in the home environment.  Just beautiful natural shots.  No photoshopped poses or over propped..a few lovely blankets, maybe a basket and any accessories owned by the family. A newborn shoot takes approximately three hours, not of photos but...
Newborn Baby Sophia Grace

Newborn Baby Sophia Grace

There would be no more appropriate way to launch my beautiful new website but with a new (long overdue) blog post all about a gorgeous little baby. Sophia Grace the daughter of one of my very first wedding couples.  Such a pretty baby and an absolute joy to photograph. Gemma & Travers had a beautiful ceremony & reception on the bank of the River Thames in Bray at the lovely venue, Monkey Island Hotel.  I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them and their wedding was beautiful..Gemma looked so incredible in her gown and I remember her gorgeous veil, still one of my favourites…and of course not forgetting the wonderful Louboutins!! They had so many fabulous friends at their wedding and I especially liked the charismatic Jay & Krissy and was thrilled to photograph their wedding the following year!  Always a compliment and lovely to see them all again. A few years has past since both their wedding days but it still stands that as a wedding gift to all my couples they will receive a free newborn baby shoot..any excuse to catch up with my couples and have a cuddle with their gorgeous babies. I love to photograph newborns and have tried different ways, looked at new ideas, bought lots of props!  But I have settled on keeping my newborn photos as natural as possible.  Babies are adorable enough and for me they look no better when they are just being themselves.  So no photoshop wizardry or sophisticated set ups, just you, your baby & some wonderful natural light. These images of Gemma, Travers & Sophia Grace were taken in my home studio.  A simple...